Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Week 6: Results

Its time, once again, to go deep deep, possibly a bit too deep inside the NFL.

For us prognosticators, Week 6 was a tough nut to crack. What with all the parity going on and all, who can say what is going to happen?  I mean, really, who's better, Detroit or the New York "Hanky Panky Skanky" Giants? Any time over the last 30 years that would be a silly question to ask, but this season the Lions hung with the Giants. Same with my Redskins and the Colts. Pick any random point over the last decade including any time during the off season or when Peyton Manning was taking a dump, and the Colts still would've killed the Redskins. This season it was a one field goal game. Throw two overtime games into the mix and its all a total crapshoot. At least that's what I'm telling myself after going 7-7 this week. This week's winner may beg to differ.

Say, that reminds me, who did win Week 6 here at MFSAFP(p!)!?  In the words of Buckwheat, lets take a listen!  When last we spoke we had, lets say, a two and a half person race. On one hand we had Matthew Mariam and Josh Money and their ten wins apiece. On the other we had John Weaver, his nine wins and his crazy pick of Jacksonville to win the Monday nighter. John was the only one in the entire pool to pick Jacksonville, and you know what happens when you go out on a limb like that? That's right, the entire pool takes a stinky dump on your head.  Metaphorically speaking, of course.

The final score of the Monday night game was 30-3, but unfortunately for John, it wasn't as close as the score indicated. In a game that was a huge mismatch from the coin flip (Tennessee had the call and picked "land on its side") the Flaming Thumbtacks whipping the ever-lov'n sheet out of Jacksonville in front of approximately seven people, four of whom were contractually obligated to attend.

But back to the Pool(poop!)! As you may remember, if Tennessee won and the score was 42 or less, Josh Money was this week's big weiner, and low and behold that's exactly what happened!  Fantastic prognostication!  An extra hearty and capitalized Congratulations to Josh Money who has graciously agreed to donate his entire weekly winnings to the Our Lady Of Perpetual Sorrow church!  (editor's note: sorry Josh, we got our wires crossed a bit on that one)

So good job to Josh. You win this week's Weekly Standard Prize, which through a hilarious Wall Street trick, has been combined with the WSP for Weeks 8, 13 and 15, cut into a thousand little bits and sold to Chinese fur traders in Pakistan. Enjoy!

Here are the final standings for Week 6.

1. Josh Money ... 11-3
1. Matthew Mariam ... 11-3
3. Karl Vaillancourt ... 10-4
4. Bill Denton ... 9-5
4. Joey Bansen ... 9-5
4. Dave Labowitz ... 9-5
4. John Weaver ... 9-5
4. Gedeon Mariam ... 9-5
9. Jon Stover ... 8-6
9. Sandy Kory ... 8-6
9. Robin Wood ... 8-6
9. Zack Klein ... 8-6
13. Alex Mena ... 7-7
13. George Smith ... 7-7
13. Matthew Kory ... 7-7

We now move on to the Current Overall Standings, where we find Zack Klein, much like '80s boy band New Kids on the Block, Hang'n Tough in the top spot.  But its not all Klein all the time.  Nope, Zack has company now with John Weaver, who I'd like to point out would be all alone in first if he hadn't picked Jacksonville to win tonight.  Good call on that one, John!  That said, those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones and those who life in what is essentially a tie for twelfth place - such as myself - shouldn't talk shit lest they get some of the shit smeared on their face by someone who is bigger stronger and smarter than them.  In a related story, I love John Weaver!

And now its time for the Obligatory Dave Labowitz Joke Of The Week! (ODLJOTW!)!  I have to admit going into this year my only goal was to keep up with Dave Labowitz. In the words of a great American, Mission Accomplished! 

Here are the Current Overall Standings through Week 6:

1. Zack Klein ... 56-34
1. John Weaver ... 56-34
3. Josh Money ... 55-35
4. Alex Mena ... 54-36
4. Matthew Mariam ... 54-36
6. Bill Denton ... 53-37
7. Jon Stover ... 52-38
8. Gedeon Mariam ... 51-39
8. Matthew Kory ... 51-39
8. Dave Labowitz ... 51-39
8. George Smith ... 51-39
8. Karl Vaillancourt ... 51-39
13. Sandy Kory ... 50-40
14. Joey Bansen ... 48-42
15. Robin Wood ... 46-44

Congrats again to Josh, who I was rooting for because Matthew Mariam had the gall, the sheer chutzpah, to tie me in fantasy football .*shakes fist violently* I'll get you, Mariam, if its the last thing I do! 

The schedule for Week 7 will be up shortly.  Enjoy your week, everyone.

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